Say you have a craving for chocolate chip cookies and you happen to be out of eggs. If you’re anything like us, chocolate chip cookie cravings are a common occurrence in your household, and you’ve run into this particular eggless conundrum more than once. (We know we have.) But never fear, we’ve found a way to satisfy that chocolate chip cookie craving that doesn’t require a trip to the store to pick up more eggs. All it takes a little can that most of us have hiding in the back of our pantry or cupboard – sweetened condensed milk!
It’s true. Sweetened condensed milk makes an excellent egg swap when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. While it’s not an exact replica – this and the original have some differences in taste and texture – it’s an excellent cookie in its own right, with a soft crumble and mellow, sweet flavor.
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and mix until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Flatten balls slightly with your hand.
Bake until edges are slightly golden, about 10 minutes. Enjoy!